Banana / Papaya / Mango / Passion fruit / Pineapple / Rambutan / Wood-apple / Avocado /
Grapes / Durian/ Pomegranate / Carambola / Amberalla / Sweet Orange / Water Melon / Grape fruit /
Guava / Mangosteen / Lime / Lemonime / Beli / Pummelo / Mandarin / Dragon fruit / Jack fruit
Durian : Durio zibethius Murray
(per 100g edible portion)
The fruit is believed to have aphrodisiac properties; contains a high amount of sulpher - hence the smell.
Major Growing Areas
Kandy, Matale , Kalutara, Kegalle.
Nature of cultivation
Naturally grown ; cultivated in home gardens
Harvesting & post-harvest technology
Value Added Products
Cream, fruit bars, roasted seeds
Economics & Marketing
June - September
Programme: Crop Improvment
Programme: Crop Managment
Programme: Postharvest Handling
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